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Title:The Checkmate
Price:AUD$9.00 (about USD$6.70)
Item ID:SB00-0242941
Publisher:Hodja, Richmond, Victoria, 1983
Illustrator:Stephen Pascoe
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
Hodja, 1983, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Second, Illustrated By: Stephen Pascoe

V, 6-176 pages. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white illustrations by Stephen Pascoe, throughout the text. Black-and-white illustrated covers, again by Stephen Pascoe, with white background and blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. The author emigrated to Australia in 1951 and in 1956 became a sub-editor with an Italian newspaper in Sydney. His writing style has been described as forthright and enthusiastic and he brings this enthusiasm and forthrightness to the series of short stories about "... Italians, Poles, and Jews, about priests and tramps -- all of them Australians." -- from the rear panel blurb. Size: Standard Paperback. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Stephen Pascoe. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Australian; ISBN: 0949575089. ISBN/EAN: 9780949575081. Inventory No: 0242941.
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